New Reception & Nursery Information 2020
Nurture the Potential to Succeed
Welcome to our School
We are delighted that you and your child are joining Newton Primary School this September. On behalf of the staff, Governors, children and parents, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you and your family to our school community.
We hope that the information on this page will answer many of the questions that you have about your child starting school with us in September and assure you that we will write to you in the coming weeks with further details about your child’s induction and transition.
We will be communicating with pre-school and nursery settings, as we always do to find out where your child is in their learning. We are also hoping to meet with you at one of our upcoming Parents’ Meetings and ‘Stay and Play sessions in June/July or a Home Visit in early September, however in light of school closure at present, we are not sure at this time whether these meetings will go ahead. If school remains closed in the summer term, we will look at facilitating a ‘meeting’ with you in a different way to ensure we receive all of the information we need to know about your child.
The links below have some useful resources to support with transition.
- Starting Primary School - The BBC have put together some articles, videos and resources to support you and your child with starting primary school.
- Planning for transition when schools are currently closed - A useful article with some tips to support your child's transition from nursery or preschool to Reception
The Early Years is all about your child learning through play. Your child will spend most of their day in school accessing the continuous provision and following their own interests both indoors and outdoors. The areas in the classroom and outdoors are set up by adults who have taken into account your child’s interests and next steps. The children will access these areas with support and guidance from teaching staff.
During the day, your child will take part in some short adult led activities focused around Communication and Language, Phonics and Maths. Although adult led, these will be fun and engaging sessions, planned with the children’s interests and needs in mind.
There are ample opportunities throughout the year for outdoor play, as we believe this is vital for children’s development.
Click on the 'bee' link below to view the parents’ guide to the EYFS. This document directly links to the document used at school when observing and planning activities to support your child. The document is based around age bands.
Before and After School Club
Early Birds starts at 7.30am and Night Owls is finishes at 6.00pm.
If you think you will require a place at our Before and After School Club provision, please e mail school and your e mail will be forwarded to Mrs Hayward (Our Before and After School Club Manager) who will get in touch with you.